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Louis Edmonds Credits

Career Highlights
Stage Debut: Stage Door — Summer 1940, Louisiana State University.

Television Debut: Studio One: The Taming of the Shrew (Grumio) — June 5, 1950. With: Charlton Heston, Lisa Kirk.

Broadway Debut: Candide (Maxmillan) — December 1956 to February 1957, at the Martin Beck Theater. With: Barbara Cook, Conrad Bain.

National Tour: Darkness at Noon (Soldier/Guard) — Fall 1951. With: Edward G. Robinson, Lois Nettleton.

• Candide (Maxmillan) — December 1956 to February 1957, at the Martin Beck Theater. With: Barbara Cook, Conrad Bain.

• Maybe Tuesday (Leonard) — January to February 1958 at The Playhouse. With: Brett Somers, Zohra Lampert, Alice Ghostley, Richard Derr, Patricia Smith.

• A Passage to India (Ronny Heaslop) — January to May 1962 at the Ambassador Theatre. With: Gladys Cooper, Eric Portrman, Anne Meacham.

• Fire! (Stanley) — January to February 1969 at the Longacre Theatre. With: Audra Lindley, Rene Auberjonois, Peter MacLean.

• Otherwise Engaged (Wood) — August 1977. With: Dick Cavett.

• The Way of the World (Mirabell) — October 1954 to January 1955 at the Cherry Lane Theatre. With: Thayer David, Fritz Weaver, Nancy Wickwire.

• The Immortal Husband (Mark, Gardener, Konstantin) — February to March 1955 at the Theatre de Lys. With: Anne Meacham.

• The Cherry Orchard (Gayeff) — October 1955 to January 1956, at the Fourth Street Theatre. With: Elizabeth Farrar, Nancy Wickwire.

• Uncle Vanya (understudy: Astroff) — January to February 1956, at the Fourth Street Theatre. With: Franchot Tone, Peggy McCay.

• Asmodée (Blaise Couture) — March to April 1958, at Theatre 74. With: Elizabeth Farrar.

• The Killer (The Architect) — March to April 1960, at Seven Arts Playhouse.

• Ernest in Love (Algernon) — May 1960, starting at the Gramercy Arts Theatre, later moved to the Cherry Lane Theatre. With: Sara Segar, Gerrianne Raphael, Leila Martin, John Irving.

• The Decameron (Husband) — April to May 1961, at the Seventy-fourth Street Theater. With: Jan Miner.

• The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon) — February to April 1963, at the Madison Avenue Playhouse. With: Carrie Nye.

• The Interview (Very Famous Man) — April to May 1980, at the Nat Horne Theatre. With: Lewis Arlt

Other New York Theater:
• Life in Louisiana — April 1949, an Equity Library Theatre showcase production. With: Alice Ghostley.

• The ANTA Album (Soldier in a scene from The Devil's Disciple) — May 6, 1951, a one-night fundraising showcase presented by the American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA). Other performers included: Gloria Swanson, Ginger Rogers, Groucho Marx, Uta Hagen, Mary Boland, Bert Lahr.

• Getting Married (Hotchkiss) — October 22, 1952, a one-night Equity Library Theater showcase production.

• Queen After Death (Crown Prince Don Pedro) — March 12, 1956, a one-night showcase production at the Phoenix Theater. With: Anne Meara, E.G. Marshall.

• Taming of the Shrew (A Lord) and The Duchess of Malfi (Roderigo) — February to March 1957. American Shakespeare Festival Theatre, at the Phoenix Theatre. With: Pernell Roberts, Nina Foch, Jerry Stiller.

• The Wisteria Trees (Gavin) — November to December 1982, at the Church of the Heavenly Rest. With: Carrie Nye.

• Leave it to Jane (Atwater College President) — a concert March 12, 1985, at Town Hall.
Pre-Broadway Tryouts; Closed out of town:

• Springboard to Nowhere (Second Young Gentleman) — October 1950, at the Selwyn Theatre; Chicago, Illinois. With: Eddie Dowling.

• Bachelor Queen (the Earl of Essex) — August 1952, at the White Barn Theatre, Westport, Connecticut. With: Nancy Wickwire.

• Catstick (Marc Alexander) — January 1961, at the Wilbur Theater in Boston, Massachusetts. With: Thayer David, Patricia Jessel.

• Royal Flush (King Frederick) — December 1964 to January 1965, in Toronto; Philadelphia; and New Haven, Connecticut. With: Kaye Ballard, Jane Connell,
Kenneth Nelson, Mickey Deems.

Regional Theater:
• Picnic (Hal) — July 1955, at the Pocono Playhouse; Mountainhome, Pennsylvania.

• The Three Sisters (Vershinin) — April 1957, at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.. With: Sada Thompson and Tom Bosley

• The Doctor’s Dilemma — October 1957, at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. With: Tom Bosley, Peter Breck.

• Children of Darkness (Count La Ruse) — December 1959, at the Charles Playhouse in Boston.

• Antony and Cleopatra (Antony) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon) — Summer 1963, at the San Diego Shakespeare Company's 14th Annual National Shakespeare Festival at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego.

• The Affair (Sir Lewis Eliot) — February to March 1964, at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. With: Rene Auberjonois, Ronny Cox, Ned Beatty.

• The Play’s the Thing — May 1964, at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

• Saint Joan (Earl of Warwick) — June to August 1964, at the 13th Annual Boston Arts Festival in Boston. With Thayer David, Nancy Wickwire.

• The Choice is Murder (Geoffrey) — July 27, 1964, at the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pennsylvania. With: Gerald S. O’Loughlin.

• Cyrano de Bergerac (Cyrano) — July 1967, at the Great Lakes Festival in Cleveland, Ohio.

• Who Killed Santa Claus — July 1972, at the Tappanzee Playhouse in Nyack, New York. With: Arlene Francis.

• The Rapists (Schimke) — November 1972, at the Washington Theater Club in Washington, D.C.

• Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote) — August 1973, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

• The Cherry Orchard (Gayeff) — January to February 1974, in Springfield, Massachusetts. With: Armand Assante.

• The Cherry Orchard (with Nancy Marchand) and ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (with Christine Baranski) at Goodman Theatre Center in Chicago — 1974/75 season.

• The Little Foxes (Benjamin Hubbard) — January 13 to February 8, 1976, at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.

• Dearest Enemy (General Howe) — May to June 1976, at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.

• Oliver! (Fagin) — July to August 1984, at the Little Theatre; Sullivan, Illinois. With: Anthony Rapp.

Repertory Companies:
Keene (New Hampshire) Summer Theatre, Summer 1948.
• Glass Menagerie
• Life With Father
• Knickerbocker Holiday.

Ogunquit (Maine ) Playhouse, Summer 1949. With: Zasu Pitts, Richard Arlen, Edward Everett Horton, Paul Lukas.
• Present Laughter

• Love From a Stranger

• Of All Things

• Time of Your Life.

Mill Playhouse, Hammonton, New Jersey, March to May 1954.
• An Inspector Calls (Gerald Croft)

• A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley Kowalski)

• Bell, Book and Candle (Shepherd Henderson)

• Don Juan in Hell (Don Juan)

• Two Dozen Red Roses (Alberto)

• Springtime for Henry (Mr. Jelliwell)

• Step Into My Parlor (Matthew Morley)

Group 20, Wellesley, Massachusetts — Summers of 1954, 1955, and 1956.

• She Stoops to Conquer (Marlow) — July 1954.

• Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) — August 1954.

• King Henry IV, Parts I and II (Henry, Prince of Wales) — July 1955.

• Saint Joan.

  1. TV:
    • Studio One — Episode: The Taming of the Shrew (Grumio) — June 5, 1950. With: Charlton Heston, Lisa Kirk.

• Kraft Television Theatre — Episode: Enraged, February 14, 1951, on NBC. With: Lloyd Bochner, Dan Morgan, Pat Englund.

• Hallmark Hall of Fame — Episode: King Richard II, January 24, 1954, on NBC. With: Maurice Evans, Sarah Churchill.

• I Spy — Two episodes: Swordsmen in Skirts and Betrayal at West Point, 1955, syndicated.

• Robert Montgomery Presents — Episode: Faust ’57, June 24, 1957.

• United States Steel Hour — Episode: The Woman Across the Hall, August 23, 1961, on CBS. With: Glenda Farrell

• Hallmark Hall of Fame — Episode: Victoria Regina (Prince Ernest), November 30, 1961, on NBC. With: Julie Harris, Basil Rathbone.

• Young Doctor Malone (Rick Hampton). short-term role, 1962.

• Camera Three — Episode: Letters From Stalingrad, April 29, 1962.

• Hallmark Hall of Fame — Episode: Cyrano de Bergerac, December 6, 1962, on NBC. With: Christopher Plummer, Hope Lange.

• Mr. Broadway — Episode: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, December 12, 1964, on CBS. With: Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Philip Abbott.

• Dark Shadows — (Roger Collins, Edward Collins, Daniel Collins, Joshua Collins, Brutus Collins, Amadeus Collins) — 322 episodes, June 1966 to April 1971, on ABC. With: Joan Bennett, Diana Millay, David Henesy, Jonathan Frid, Denise Nickerson, David Selby.

• Dead of Night — Pilot Episode: A Darkness at Blaisedon (Commodore Nicholas Blaise) August 26, 1969. With: Marj Dusay, Thayer David, Kerwin Matthews.

• Your Money or Your Wife (Hugh Fair) — TV movie, December 19, 1972, on CBS. With: Jack Cassidy.

• All My Children (Langley Wallingford) — 1979 to 1995, on ABC. With: Ruth Warrick, Susan Lucci, Rosa Nevin, Eileen Herlie, Carol Burnett.

• Thirty-third Annual Emmy Awards, September 31, 1981. Musical performance of "Ode to the Soaps," with: Ruth Warrick, David Hasselhoff, Gloria Loring, Jed Allen, Patti Weaver, Susan Seaforth Hayes, Bill Hayes.

• Family Feud — July 1980, on ABC. Game show appearance. With: Richard Dawson (host), and All My Children team: Ruth Warrick, Susan Lucci, Taylor Miller, and Peter Bergman. Soap team: Jay Johnson, Robert Mandan, Donnelly Rhodes, Jimmy Baio, Arthur Peterson.
— February 1983, on ABC. With: Richard Dawson (host), and All My Children team: Darnell Williams, Richard Van Fleet, Mark La Mura, and Laurence Lau. General Hospital team: Stuart Damon, Kin Shriner, John Stamos, Steve Bond, and Brian Patrick Clarke.

• Good Morning America — Talk show appearance, August 28, 1987, on ABC. With: Jonathan Frid, Kathryn Leigh Scott.

• Pure Soap — Talk show appearance, July 28, 1994, on E!


• Come Spy With Me (Gunther) — Released January 1967. With: Troy Donahue, Andrea Dromm.

• House of Dark Shadows (Roger Collins) — Released October 1970. With: Joan Bennett, Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall.

• The Exterminator (cameo as CIA Chief) — Released September 1980. With: Christopher George.

• Next Year In Jerusalem (Grandfather) — Released on Video January 1998. With Georgina Spelvin.


Louisiana State University:
• Stage Door — Summer 1940

• Candida — Fall 1940

Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

• Saint Joan — November 1946. With: Nancy Wickwire.

• The Three Sisters — January 1947. With: Carl Betz.

• The Great Magician — January 1948. With: Sada Thompson.

• King Lear — March 1948. With: Carl Betz and Nancy Wickwire

• The Taming of the Shrew — April 1948. With Nancy Marchand and Sada Thompson.

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